The ultimate Peru Bucket List destination: Machu Picchu. For many, this is the center of their trip to Peru, and for good reason. Named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is hard to put into words. Entering the powerfully spiritual site can make even the most stoic travelers tear up. Lush green high-altitude jungle covers steep mountain peaks, colorful flowers dot the ancient Inca stone pathways, and an entire city lies in front of you practically spilling over with history and meaning. You finally made it.
The lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu remains a mystery for both travelers and historians alike. Built around 1450, most believe it to be a royal estate for the Inca ruler Pachacutec. But more than an estate, the site is an example of what seems to be an ancient city filled with the characteristic ingenious Inca engineering. Stones perfectly fit together to build beautiful structures and temples, irrigation and agriculture are laid out in an advanced method beyond its times, and the routes to arrive at the site were so well hidden that the modern, western world didn’t even know Machu Picchu existed until the 20th century.
There are many ways to arrive at Machu Picchu, but we at Peru Bucket List believe that to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you need to trek there. For hikers, take the Inca Trail the crosses high mountain passes, and follows the original path of the Incas. If you prefer a more varied adventure, experience the Inca Jungle Trek which allows you to bike, hike, and zip line your way to the historic site. Alternatively, for an immersive cultural adventure, the Lares Trek is a great experience hiking with beautiful vistas and past small Andean villages. Whichever you choose, we will be sure to make it an experience you never forget.
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